Local Community

Staple parish, although fairly small, has many clubs, societies, organisations and interest groups; including Staple Youth Club, Staple Pre-School, Staple Parent & Toddlers, Staple Short Mat Bowls Club, Staple Woodland Trust, Staple PCC, Staple branch RBL, Staple Country Fayre Committee, Staple Village Hall Committee, Staple in Bloom, Staple Pipe Dreamers and Staple Trailblazers,  All of whom hold their meetings in Staple.

Staple doesn't have a conventional rural village layout, with a central post office and a village pond, surrounded by a cluster of shops and cottages.  In fact, geographically; it doesn't have a centre at all.  At one end of the village there's a Church, and at the other end there's a vineyard.  Somewhere between the two there's a garden centre, a village hall and a pub.  But despite the widely spaced clusters of dwellings; there's a good sense of community.  Something which ironically was strengthened during the Covid-19 'lockdown'.

Each year, Staple has a massive Country Fayre, which brings together the entire parish.  There's also an Annual Dog Show, Open Garden events, fetes, tea parties, coffee mornings and regular quizzes.

The Black Pig

Barnsole Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1LE

Tel. 01304 813723

Email billy@theblackpigstaple.co.uk

The Frog & Orange

Shatterling CT3 1JR

Tel:  01304-812525

Layham Garden Centre

Lower Road, Staple,

Kent CT3 1LH

Tel: 01304 813267

Barnsole Vineyard Limited

Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1LG
Tel. 07772 300 511
Email vineyard@barnsole.co.uk



If you are self-isolating or vulnerable during the current difficulties, there is a team of people in Staple able and willing to help you in a number of ways:


  • Picking up shopping.


  • Posting letters.


  • Walking dogs.


  • A friendly phone call.


  • Pick up prescriptions.


  • Any other errand you are unable to do.


If you need any help, please email TheEscallop@gmail.com, call 01304 812515 (Neddermans) or text 07702068488 and we will do what we can.


We are also setting up a team of helpers to ring round people in the village on a regular basis to check in with them.  If you would like to receive a phone call, please let us know.


If you would like to volunteer to help, please get in touch.


Stay safe!